‘Military’ tourism on the cards
News staff reporter THE BARRACKS of the Castillitos military fortress at Cabo Tiñoso in Cartagena municipality will be converted into a tourism complex.
A spokesman for the regional government explained that the project envisages several rural apartments, a small restaurant, a library, meeting room and a reception. The accommodation will be orientated at visitors interested in outdoor sporting activities and ecotourism.
The defences at the spectacular cliff-top sight on a cape to the south of Cartagena city was used by the navy’s artillery unit Part to watch over the bay leading into the important naval harbour.
The large guns at the site still remain in situ but the base was abandoned many years ago. It is nicknamed ‘castillitos’ because the defences were constructed as a tiny castle (castillo). The fortress stands on the edge of the cape and the area has a peculiar microclimate – warm in the winter and cool in the summer. A total of €362,000 will be invested in the works, with 63% coming from the European Regional Development Fund and 37% from the regional government.
of the Castillitos complex